Williamsburg Day 2 (February 2020)

Williamsburg Day 2 (February 2020)

Back to Feb 2020 (the last 5 minutes of good this year) to our Williamsburg trip. I already blogged about our Friday, so on to Saturday! Morning snuggles with Elena. She did fine in her pack and play overnight. We hung out downstairs with Gloria while Mike went out for bagels for everyone. Here’s Elena coloring with a pencil. I … Continue Reading →


Williamsburg Day 1 (February 2020)

Williamsburg Day 1 (February 2020)

We didn’t travel really in January, so it was mostly day to day stuff with the kiddo and work. But February was a pretty packed month, which ended up being a really good thing, given everything came screeching to a halt in mid-March. :-/ Colonial Williamsburg was having a fashion event, and Gloria and Mike invited us to share a … Continue Reading →


Cosplay DC Woodlawn House (December)

Cosplay DC Woodlawn House (December)

Back in December, I participated in one of the Cosplay DC events, which was at the Woodlawn Mansion in Virginia. It was tough coming up with what to wear because I’d have an hour drive, maybe no place to change, and no will to do complicated hair and make-up. http://www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org/ This mansion has some interesting history – it was originally … Continue Reading →


Bustle Tea (November)

Bustle Tea (November)

In November was Stephanie’s annual Pumpkin tea. This year instead of Regency, she went with Bustle era. I do not have a bustle, but I lucked out on Facebook and scored a bustle gown and an 1880s tea gown (bustle era!) that fit me perfectly. I just had to hem them a bit. This gown is specifically from the Truly … Continue Reading →


Gunston Hall (November)

Gunston Hall (November)

I’m back for another one in my series “remember when we could go places and be near other people?” This also is a part of my “I’m now 7 month behind in my blogging so it’s good we haven’t done anything or gone anywhere in 3 months” series. So in November, Natasha organized a picnic at Gunston Hall in Virginia. … Continue Reading →


Mount Vernon Colonial Market Fair

Mount Vernon Colonial Market Fair

In September we met up with Mike & Gloria and Rebecca and her family at Mount Vernon for their Colonial Market Fair. It was still too hot for costumes, and Rebecca and I had kids, so we just went for fun! I liked this sign. This glassmaker had beautiful stuff. I especially liked the Harry Potter inspired ones! We listened … Continue Reading →


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18th century fair (July)

At the end of July, I met up with Rebecca and her family. She had bought me something at the Jane Austen festival so this was a good excuse to get together! The historical society in Baltimore was having an 18th century market/demo event, so we met first for breakfast and then checked out the market. It was way too … Continue Reading →


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Carolyn’s Goodbye Party (June 2019)

In June, Carolyn had one last costume party at the beautiful Capitol Hill house they had been renting for the last few years. We were very sorry to see Carolyn go, it was so nice having her in DC! I was going to be a little late to the party, so I wanted something quick and easy to change into … Continue Reading →


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Celestial Ball

Next up, we are into May! Thanks to Janine and Ron babysitting for us, we were able to attend the Celestial Ball at Gadsbys Tavern. I was just a tad slow to realize that the ball was on… May the 4th. Also known as Star Wars Day. Get it? Celestial Ball? Anyhoo, once I realized, I sprang into action. I … Continue Reading →


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AwesomeCon 2019

I only went to AwesomeCon for one day, but I had a great time. I got to hang out with Mike and Gloria and do a photoshoot with them, and I got some quality time in with Janine at the Princess Awesome booth, since she was helping boothsit for them, and I was happy just to hang out. Plus my … Continue Reading →


Salem/Costume Con Days 2 and 3

Salem/Costume Con Days 2 and 3

Back to CostumeCon! I already posted about Gloria and I and our Friday sightseeing in Salem. After our day, we headed back to the hotel to get dressed up to go to the social. I brought my Anovos Trek dress because it was easy to pack and wear. Meanwhile back at home, Doug and the munchkin were grocery shopping: With … Continue Reading →


Salem/Costume Con, travel + Day 1

Salem/Costume Con, travel + Day 1

In March, Gloria and I adventured to right outside Salem, MA for CostumeCon! She was an awesome roommate and we had a great time seeing friends and doing some sightseeing! At the airport: Meanwhile at home… I missed Elena terribly! And Doug of course. He took Elena on a trip to Pittsburgh to see his family, which was a huge … Continue Reading →